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Meatless Meals!

Greetings squad!! Today’s post is all about getting at least one meatless meal in a week. And when I say a “meal” I mean dinner. Of course you can even dedicate a whole day to being meatless. The idea behind going meatless is to give your digestive system a little break, add more variety and nutrients to your diet and it’s a fantastic way to introduce new veggies into your meal planning! 

Most of you have probably heard of “meatless Mondays”. I am trying to incorporate that into my family meal planning, and this is what I came up with yesterday!  Read More

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Quick and Nutritious Dinner!

Greetings squad!!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a nutrition post and last night we had the perfect quick and nutritious dinner! Right now my girls are knee deep into soccer practice and games. We have lots of late nights between that and my teaching schedule. There isn’t a lot of time or desire at the end of the day to make a healthy meal. Well Trader Joe’s to the rescue once again! Read More

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Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese!

Greetings squad! I’m a day late to share a favorite recipe–I always want to share recipes at the beginning of the week but now I teach A LOT on Monday’s and it has been hard to sit down and share. I didn’t want to wait another day to share this delight though. Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese! Read More

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Quick Protein Packed Meal!

Greetings squad!

I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite, quick and satisfying, protein packed meals! And this is so easy! Everything on this plate is made ahead of time. All you have to do is assemble it.

I got these beautiful, organic, hard-boiled eggs at Costco. Yes! Read More

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Friday Favorites!

Greetings Squad! I have been home from the sun and warmth of Mexico for a week now and I am missing it so much! This winter feels remarkably colder than I remember experiencing during most winters. We could all use a little sunshine I suspect so today I’d like to share one of my favorite takeaways from Mexico, Tajin! Read More

Protein Pancakes

Greetings and Happy New Year squad!!

I hope you are all feeling motivated and excited to attack 2016! I know I am! Today we’re talking Protein Pancakes which is part of my New Year’s Meal Plan. These pancakes are fabulous. Packed with protein, fiber and clean, simple ingredients.

  • 1/2 to 1 full cup of oatmeal, 1-2 eggs, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla extract if you’d like. Mix well. If you need more moisture add a little water or nut milk of choice.
  • Cook in skillet like a pancake. Be sure to really spray your pan well. These are a bit stickier than regular pancakes.
  • Top with a nut butter of choice or coconut oil. Yummy!

A couple tips, you might have to play around with the measurements of your ingredients. Today I made 6 good sized pancakes that I packed in foil and placed in the fridge. That way they are ready to go for a couple of days. To make 6 pancakes I did a full cup of oatmeal and 2 eggs. I’m not afraid of egg yolks so I use the whole thing! You can of course do 2 egg whites if you’re not into yolk. I topped my pancake with Trader Joe’s Crunchy salted peanut butter with flax and chia seeds. I love this stuff! It just melts beautifully on a warm pancake.

Download my meal plan today and you will find a selection of healthy recipes. My plan is to help you make excellent food choices everyday. It’s not a starve yourself program and it’s not about what you CAN’T eat! It’s about eating consciously, starting each day with a plan and feeling healthy and strong in 2016! Pick it up today!!

 

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Eating Consciously

We have probably all kept a food journal once or twice in our lifetime…possibly even many more times. And we all know the benefits of keeping a food journal first hand, but for whatever reason have fallen out of the habit of journaling our nutritional intake. It can be a tedious task and sometimes a little boring. I can relate to ALL of this! Well, here are some simple reasons as to why we should give this food journaling thing another go!

Unless you consciously track down everything you put in your mouth chances are you forget about the little nibbles you take while cooking. Or that handful of pretzels you grab on your way out the door. Those little moments of forgetfulness can lead to added pounds AND inches.

I have had several clients over the course of my career tell me they eat so clean but can’t seem to lose weight or change their physique. I will ask them about their diet specifically and they will give me a general run down of what they eat in a day. Usually it sounds pretty on point! I know they workout hard because I witness that first hand. So if they are eating as clean as they say they are and working as hard as I see them working, then why aren’t they getting the results to match the effort? Most likely they are forgetting some of the extra calories that unconsciously pass their lips.

There have been several studies done on the most effective ways to lose weight. The Journal of Dietetics and Nutrition conducted a study on two groups of obese women. Both groups exercised over the course of 6 months, but one group kept a food journal in addition to the exercise. On average, the group that kept the food journal lost an additional 6 pounds! Bottom line, the act of knowing you have to write down every last bite of food that passes your lips will most likely make you think twice about having that extra bite. You don’t want to see that candy bar written on your paper! Seeing it in writing also give you the opportunity to keep track of your nutrients and make sure that you are eating the most nutritious, whole foods available to you.

So pull out that pen and pad of paper and commit to at least one week of keeping a food journal. Especially as we are in the thick of the holiday season! See what happens and you might even be motivated to keep a food journal longer than a week! Let me know how it goes and good luck!!

taco tuesday recipe

Taco Tuesday

One of my favorite meals! As long as I don’t go overboard on chips and guacamole

Corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, beans, onions, peppers and guacamole. Delicious!

Stir Fry Recipe from Jenny's Bod Squad

Stir Fry

What do you make when you have virtually nothing in your house except for eggs and a few fresh vegetables? Stir fry!!! This just hit the spot!

• broccoli
• cauliflower 
• mushrooms
• green peppers
• onion
• scrambled eggs
• brown rice
• little soy sauce

dinner is served!!

 

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Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Oil

Roasted cauliflower with olive oil and salt and pepper

wild shrimp on a bed of arugula with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

All prepared on the barbecue. Yummy!

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